Give Up Tomorrow

August 27th, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

Director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco in attendance for Q&A!

95 min, USA / UK, 2011


Give Up Tomorrow is the winner of many awards around the globe, including:

Audience Award, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Audience Award, 2011 Sheffield Doc / Fest

Audience Award, 2012 Movies That Matter Festival

Activist Award, 2011 Traverse City Film Festival

Human Rights Award, 2012 Docs Barcelona Film Festival

Human Rights Award, 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival



As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home…

Give Up Tomorrow exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly corrupt public officials, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man, Paco Larrañaga.



The screening of Give Up Tomorrow will be preceded by an episode from Alex Jablonski’s Sparrow Songs, a project in which the filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten made and exhibited one short documentary per month, every month for one year.